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Man kicked in head by cop re-arrested and charged

CHICAGO (AP) — A man videoed getting kicked in the head by a Chicago police officer as he was struggling with another officer has been re-arrested.

Shaquille O’Neal was released Wednesday when prosecutors decided his case needed further investigation before charges are filed. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says O’Neal resisted when he was re-arrested Thursday, prompting officers to use a Taser to subdue him.

O’Neal was originally arrested Monday after running from officers who spotted him making a drug deal. The officer videoed kicking him has been relieved of his police powers pending an investigation.

The 33-year-old O’Neal is charged with aggravated battery and possession of a controlled substance in connection with Monday’s arrest. He is charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest in connection with Thursday’s arrest.

It wasn’t immediately known if O’Neal has legal representation.


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